Category: Cool Stuff

Twenty-Six

My wife and I have been married for 26 years today, and yet we're still utterly crap at one area of communication.

It’s Here: Direct Lightroom Import on iOS 13.2

Adobe released updates to the Lightroom ecosystem today which finally brings the ability to import photos directly from a memory card or camera to the Lightroom library, bypassing the iPad’s Camera Roll or Files app. I’ve been waiting for this feature since the first version of Lightroom on iOS. The Lightroom Queen blog has more ...

PhotoActive Episode 57: Remote Triggered

It’s time to step away from your camera. No, not put it away for the holidays—we’re talking about triggering the camera remotely! In the latest episode of the PhotoActive podcast, Kirk and I talk about various ways to trip the shutter from afar, such as using an Apple Watch to control the Camera app on ...

The Peak Design Travel Tripod

Updated: I switched my order from aluminum to carbon fiber! Read what prompted the shift.

I’m Speaking at CreativePro Week 2019!

I’m excited to be part of the speaker lineup at the CreativePro Week 2019 conference happening June 10-14! I’ll be leading a photowalk on Friday near the event hotel, which just so happens to be in the same neighborhood as Pike Place Market, the Amazon Spheres, and other downtown photographic sights. After the photowalk, we’ll ...

New Photo Workshop: Dec. 1

Join me for a one-day photo workshop enjoying the holiday splendor of downtown Seattle on December 1!

PhotoActive Podcast Ep 12: David duChemin

An unexpected perk of doing the PhotoActive podcast has been the opportunity to talk to great photographers about their craft and approach. In this week’s episode, Kirk and I chat with David duChemin about vision, the sometimes-long journey to discover it, and the importance of exposing yourself to other photographers’ work. If you’ve ever watched ...

Introducing the PhotoActive Podcast

Subscribe and listen to PhotoActive, a new podcast from Jeff Carlson and Kirk McElhearn.

Take Control 50% Off Reader Appreciation Sale

This week, take 50% of all Take Control ebooks, including my latest titles, Take Control of Your Digital Photos and Take Control of Lightroom CC! As publisher Joe Kissell writes: One thing we’ve heard loud and clear is that our customers love bargains! And we, in turn, love to make you happy, because we wouldn’t ...

TidBITS Bottom-Up Redesign

TidBITS has undergone a massive redesign, and I’m so excited for my friends there — not just a new look for the site, but a whole new publishing infrastructure. Fun fact: Most of the HTML and CSS on the old site was coded by me… in 2007 (ironic that the link goes to the article ...